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CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 5:10pm EDT
. to grow our economy. the arrogance we are seeing in the same arrogance that has left our economy plodding along. after four years of watching -- washington knows best, our economy is recovering at the slowest rate since world war ii. the growth numbers barely move. unemployment stays about the same. we are told not to read much into it. experts call this condition the new normal. some even argue it is good nough for now. it is not good enough for me. i know it is not good enough for you either. how can any of us stay on top with groups that nearly cap 12 million americans out of work and threaten our children's future? we should be doing much better. we are not a people who hobble along hoping some day some where down the line things are going to get better. we are a people who chart our own course, who take matters into our own hands. that is why i'm here today. people in this room represent so much of our nations economic success, and our potential for the future. manufacturing represents where things are gone wrong in recent years. america's greatness has always rested on our
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
to say, "the economy is recovering too slowly and should not be regarded as the new normal." >> we need a new approach. an approach that removes obstacles of growth, prosperity -- of growth and prosperity. unleash the nation of builders. to become a nation of builders and i think we have to stop picking winners and losers and start focusing on expanding opportunity for everyone. we started out by giving our kids a good chance at an education. to hirend opportunity axa's education so students are ready for tomorrow's job market. to become a nation of builders again, we need to fix our tax code. if we clear out all of these loopholes and make the tax code fair it is going to make it easier to understand, we will be creating more incentives to bring jobs home, and keep our resources here in america. a host: john boehner before the national association of manufacturers. this headline from "the -- this editorial from "the wall street journal" -- joseph on our twitter page has this comment -- logan is on the phone from las vegas on our independent line. caller: good morning. the newuld n
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 2:10pm EDT
immigration system in our country that meets the needs of a growing economy, the biggest economy in the world that focuses on making our country stronger, not weaker, and hopefully will put this debate behind us. so i yield the floor. >> yield for a question. first could i say all of us who have had the honor of working with you and the senator from north dakota greatly appreciate the work that you've done. if there is going to be a broad bipartisan support for the final product it will be because of what you and the senator from north dakota have done. and i'm very, very grateful for that. and i think that it is important wouldn't you agree that people understand that this is a very tough bill. and it required a lot of cooperation from our friends on the other side of the aisle to go along and agree with this. i think that they've shown a great deal of compromise in order to reach this point and agree with us on this legislation, which clearly we need bipartisan support for. but i would like to ask the senator again for a couple of specifics. because i think it is important we understa
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2013 1:00am EDT
, members of congress. the immigration debate in congress and the economy. jammer -- tim murphy talking about how obamacare is behind schedule. >> in a lot of ways, this is a challenge. we have a liberal democratic presidents who is not only been elected but reelected. yes projects i think are very wrongheaded. time.a challenging it is also an exciting time. trying to modernize conservatism to bring it in- line with the challenges that the country faces now. we want to help conservatives in the country think about how to confront the challenges of the 21st century. neither side is doing a good job of that. there's a lot of thinking about what the 21st century requires, in terms of change, to get back to economic growth and prosperity. to get back to a cultural revival that we need. is challenging challenging and exciting. >> more with national affairs editor on sunday. [captioning performed bynational captioning institute][captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013]>> at his poorly briefing, ben bernanke said that the fed might ease up on its federal stimulus plan this year.
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
immigrants make the economy, the duma stick product -- the gp larger, the citizen has to be better off. made it clear, immigration always makes the economy bigger of the immigrants themselves almost take up all of that expansion. immigrants coming in are going to take more government benefits than they are going to pay in taxes, which is almost certainly the case, then the u.s. tax payers and paying that. that is why they're going to lose six trillion dollars under this deal. host: did you take questions from the republicans today? of the important questions at to the differences between -- >>'s research on this issue and that of the heritage foundation. the most important difference between the two areas of research is we include the economic growth, the increased economic growth that occurs because we have immigration reform. their wages, to their productivity. it has been accounted for in the past and that was have been ignored in a lot of the research on this issue. host: some of the headlines on all of this -- what does than amply scored mean? -- dynamically scored mean? guest: a
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 1:10am EDT
attracting the highly skilled entrepreneurs and engineers what grow our economy for everyone. it's a bill that would provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million illegals who are in this country illegally. it would include learning english, paying a penalty and going to the back to the line behind everyone trying to come here legally. a survey showed this will help grow the middle class economy and shrink our deficits by making sure everyone in america plays by the same set of rules and pays taxes like everyone else. according to this independent report, this would reduce our deficits by almost a trillion dollars and increase our economy by more than 5%. this comes on the heel of another report from the independent office that monitors social security's finances which says that this immigration bill will strengthen the long-term health and solvency of social security for future generations. because with this bill, millions of additional people will start paying more in taxes for things like social security and education. that will make the economy fairer for middle clas
CSPAN
Jun 15, 2013 6:00am EDT
reform is going to help the american economy, help get jobs. in this comparative world of ours, we have to do everything we possibly can legitimately and reasonably to help american people, help american small business, help american multinational corporations, american companies compete better and have less red tape so they can focus more on jobs. it's a combination of substance and psychology, which i think will help spur the economy. >> i would just say that the tax code was broken and needed to be fixed, and the tax code is broken now. all three of our witnesses said the tax code was broken. the other thing i would add is the world has changed. the ability to invest around the world with the click of a mouse is so much easier, so we have to look at what other countries have done. they have modernized their tax system, and we have not. the other thing, i think, that i think is somewhat similar is you have to be very persistent. that reform would not have happened without continual persistence and effort. as economy is not as strong it needs to be. we need to get the kind of grow
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 12:25pm EDT
us work together to grow the economy. once again, republicans refuse to listen. instead, we are debating legislation that endangers women's health and disrespects the judgment of american women and their doctors on how to make judgments about women's health. this bill would deny care to women and the most desperate of circumstances. it is yet another republican attempt to endanger women. it is disrespectful to women, unsafe or families, and unconstitutional. at the start of the congress, the republicans take great pride in reading the constitution, but then they proceed to ignore it. one example is this clearly unconstitutional bill. they claim to reduce the role of government, except when it comes to women's most personal decisions about their reproductive health. leading medical experts believe this legislation is dangerous and wrong. that is the message we have seen from doctors and health- care providers who point out that this would put medical professionals in the untenable position when treating women in need -- women in need. that is the same message we have heard from n
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
market. are we're do you come down on that issue? guest: both sides are addressing the economy, to bring growth back. it is not easy. we are facing enormous challenges on both sides. we have different kinds of responses, different kinds of contacts in america. i think the common concern is to make sure the recovery is a sustainable one that we don't go in an up and down in terms of economic performance. i think we have established a few lines that are common. we need financial stability and we need to increase our competitiveness. we are facing enormous challenges in emerging economies. we need to adjust our economy for training and education and we need the skills in the job market. for the moment i think the g-8 has clearly identified that. we need to join efforts at the international level to create a right position. host: what needs to happen? guest: i think we need to consolidate our accounts and put our house in order in terms of the debt and deficit. that is crucial for our credibility of our efforts. at the same time, we need to invest in a new way, we need to create the so
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2013 4:10pm EDT
for growth. our work is nowhere near done, even though the economy is growing. too many families feel like they're working working harder and still can't get ahead. inequality is still growing in our society. too many young people aren't sure whether they will be able to match the living standards of parents. we have too many kids in poverty in this country still. there are some basic steps we can take to strengthen the position of working people in this country to help our , to make sureter it's more competitive, and some of that requires political will. some of it requires an abiding passion for making sure everyone in this country has a fair shot area but it also requires good economists. i know it is called the dismal science, but i don't find it at dismal. i think it is actually pretty interesting. staffmes the rest of my thinks obamas getting together with his economists and they're going to have a wonk fest for the next hour, but this stuff matters. in termsa difference of whether or not people get a chance at life and how we optimize this opportunity. everyone gets a caring fo
CSPAN
Jun 14, 2013 10:30pm EDT
security. they'll discuss the ongoing situation in the eurozone and the economy. they'll discuss the trade negotiations associated with the potential transalantic trade investment partnership. they'll discuss the situation in afghanistan where germany remains a stalwart ally and continues to contribute to the mission there as well as, again, how nato can provide support beyond 2014. i don't anticipate they'll discuss syria, iran, and the middle east peace as issues we regularly consult closely with the german zone. following the bilateral meeting, a press conference. then a private lunch together at the chancellory. following that, the president will give remarks at the brandenburg gate. it comes on the 50th anniversary of president kennedy's speech at the height of the cold war when west berlin was under considerable siege. given the progress made in germany and the fall of the berlin wall, it's a true symbol of the partnership that we forged together. i expect the president would hit on broad themes in that speech associated with the shared history of the transalantic alliance, how
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2013 10:00am EDT
this happen because of the economy that the entire issue kind of blew up. agreement whend it is clear that there are political point to be had for keeping your own site? >> there are also political points to be had for having success here. i am surprised that the white house has not recognized how similar the proposals are in said "let's get this done and have a bipartisan issue and move it off the table." can doill hopeful we that. the senate has not been successful in their short-term three forward -- 3.4% to your solution of finding someone to pay for it. this is the direction we are continuing to work for. republicans are very much committed to this approach. it should not be that difficult to do considering the white house on paper position he has a proposal. i mean there is still room. it is early june. >> according to the national journey, if they have objected to the bill because it is the " largest interest-rate increases on middle income students and families families who struggle most to afford a college education." >> i find it interesting that the white house is taken tha
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
implication that our economy is doing better because life is good on wall businesses small across this country are crumbling on main street. our country can do better than this massive sovereign debt, this expanding welfare state, just drift toward socialized medicine that is modeled after modern western europe. we can do better, and we must. and starting today, we got to start the fight to regain those values. let me close with this. , wee fight for our country need to do it with joy. thatarty has frankly lost example of the happy warrior. ronald reagan died a little less than a decade ago, and sometimes i fear with his passing we have forgotten that conversations should come with a smile. ought to be our code. our conviction and passion compassion, not content or anger or fear mongering. we stand for the principles that made america great, and we should exude those principles with joy. smile when you disagree with a liberal. [laughter] , and as ronald reagan once said, liberals know so much that is not so. [laughter] [applause] so we need to be strong, courageous, but we also need to
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2013 12:15am EDT
they needed it the most. he worked to restore our economy. he worked for conservation and care of our land and water. he left me an example and he was a great teacher. he learned how important healthcare was to the people. these things i learned from him and the other great mentors. i would like to have done the things that i have done without the benefit and wisdom of greater man than i'm, but he was one and also an irish poet who is also speaker of the house. they were the people amongst others who helped me form my thinking, learning, and understanding. i'm proud we have been able to accomplish these things we have ogether. like all of you, we find trouble in the times we find urselves in. too much bitterness. too much anger. it is unfortunate. i think our speaker would love to see that we are able to move away from these things. his kindness and his decency shows he has those abilities today. i find myself very much troubled about the fact that we in the congress do not seem to learn one of the important lessons, and that is the meaning of the body of which we are a part of. c
CSPAN
Jun 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT
nations, africa with six of the fastest growing economies in the world, to help solve local food emergencies. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment. thank you. the chair: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized. mr. lucas: mr. chairman, i yield to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. fincher, one minute. mr. chairman, how much time do i have remaining? the chair: the gentleman from oklahoma has 2 1/2 minutes remaining. mr. lucas: i yield to the gentleman from tennessee. the chair: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for one minute. mr. fincher: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in opposition to this amendment. this amendment favors our foreign competitors over american-grown products, american-grown industries and jobs filled by americans. unlike foreign aid programs, the food for peace program is america made through and through and is tied to approximately 44,000 american jobs in the agriculture, transportation and maritime industries. an american is employed in every step of the process of the food for peace program. americans gr
CSPAN
Jun 15, 2013 2:05pm EDT
real viability of a good economy of family unity and homeland security that the congress can come up with a legal framework, a law that would allow us to have immigrants here in this country so that they do not have to hide in the shadows. when they hide in the shadows they get taken advantage of by some people. in some ways they are more depressed when these people cannot turn around and say that they are paying less than minimum wage and it depresses the wages of the rest of americans. they really are part of what is happening right now. if we get the law -- good and strong, i think we will be a much better america for it. we will see if we are there in the fall. thank you for the comment. host: the senate immigration debate begins this morning on c- span2. they voted yesterday to proceed to the bill. several amendments have been filed. it is expected to be on the floor for weeks. our coverage begins at 9:30 on c-span2. the chief of the nsa is expected to be testifying, surely asked by the senators on the appropriations committee about the surveillance programs. we will cover that
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2013 12:35am EDT
the north sea oil and gas industry. it is a real jewel in the crown of the united kingdom economy. i think what's encouraging is that this year we're seeing a growth and production as a number of new fields and projects come on stream buddies right to say that at >> you have been watching prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. question time airs live every wednesday at 7 a.m. eastern when the house of commons is in session and again on sunday nights at 9 p.m. eastern and pacific. watch any time at www.c- span.org, where you can find video of hast prime minister's questions and other public affairs programs. on monday, british foreign secretary william hague told members in the house of commons recent allegations they tried obtain data from private citizens were baseless. he added it was subject to proper statutory controls and safeguards. following the remarks, mr. haig took questions from members. an fairly it has fully explored. >> i will make a statement on the legal framework. i am responsible for the work and the secret intelligence service. the home secre
CSPAN
Jun 18, 2013 8:00pm EDT
of this house. talked about budget, i've talked about a growing economy, about jobs, i've talked about transportation, i've talked about the relationship of the individual citizen and their government and how that relationship works or sometimes doesn't work lately. but this is a time just to be able to pause for a moment and not talk about necessarily some new government law or some new regulation but to celebrate for justice a -- just a moment dads. with father's day this past weekend and to be able to hesitate again and be able to say thanks to my own dad, but to also talk about the fact that it is the love of our life , for men to be able to enjoy their children just like it is for ladies to be able to enjoy their children as well as a mom. there's something very unique. and i believe firmly that every child needs a mom and needs a dad. they come at parenting from two different directions and they together make such a dramatic difference in the life of a child. to have a mom and to have a dad. it's interesting to me that the last verse in the old testament in that verse from
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 2:00am EDT
-time as it observes trends in the economy and patterns of behavior among borrowers and lenders. the house recently recently passed a bipartisan bill to do this, and senator menendez, your bill would do the same. some are concerned with investing too much authority with fha by granting them the ability to make program changes in lieu of regulations. i do not share this concern. i have worked with hud on issues for 15 years and have always found the department to be a responsible steward of the program. hud has collected feedback and consulted with stakeholders before modifying any procedures. i have no reason to doubt that such responsible leadership would continue if they are given the authority to fine tune the program as program performance requires you to do so. thank you for the opportunity to appear here today. thank you for your of the program over the years. i crocheted the opportunity to be here. -- appreciate the opportunity to be here. >> let's explore some of the issues. andow items of conversion items of die version and -- diversion in terms of views. let me see where th
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 3:10pm EDT
on its review, the committee sees the economy continuing to grow at a moderate pace, not with standing the strong head winds created by current federal policies. the labor market has continued to improve with payroll averaging about 260,000 jobs per month. gains in the housing market have increased confidence. however, at 7.6% the unemployment rate remains elevated as does long-term unemployment. the committee believes that the down side risks have diminished since the fall. we will continue to valley economic risks as they evolve. inflation has been running below the objective of 2% for some time and has been a bit softer recently. the committee believes that the softness reflects factors and the committee expects inflation to move back towards 2% over time. we will, however, be closely monitoring these developments as well. in conjunction with this meeting the 19 participates in the discussion, the seven board bank presidents submitted individual bank projections. s a always, each projection is conditioned on his ore her own view. generally, projections of individual partici
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2013 7:00am EDT
. i understand why. the u.s. economy is based on militarism. that is something that we have to get away from. i think the three dangerous people in the senate are lindsey graham, john mccain, and now kelly ayotte. kelly ayotte may be the most dangerous woman in the world because she is one of the last of the neocons. i'm afraid she's a little too late to the party could we are getting sick of it. i am a ron paul republican. everythingt about all along. everybody puts them down because he is, but at least he does not believe in perpetual war for perpetual peace. host: thanks for the call. this on our twitter page -- you can live in the northeast or midwest -- you know fracking is a big issue as hurling continues. it has created an economic boom and parts of pennsylvania and the upper midwest. the headline from the "weekly standard" -- as we said, the president is heading to northern ireland for the g-8 summit. from thehill.com jack joins us from minnesota, on our line for independence. caller: good morning. i hope you can give me about half an hour. i've got a lot of things to say.
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 4:10pm EDT
funds rate to occur in 2015. one expected the first increase in 2016. moreover, so long as the economy remains short of maximum employment, inflation is a longer run objective. inflation expectations are well anchored. increases in the federal funds rate are likely to be gradual. consistent with the committee's balanced approach to meeting price stability objectives. the purpose of the forward guidance is to assure households and businesses that monetary policy will continue to support the recovery even as the pace of economic growth and job creation picks up. as our statement notes, the committee expects a considerable interval of time to pass between when the committee will cease adding accommodation throughout the purchases and the time when the committee will begin to reduce accommodation by moving the federal funds toward normal evels. the second policy tool is asset purchases. the committee has been purchasing $40 billion a month in mortgage backed securities and $45 billion a month in treasury securities. when our program was initiated last september the committee stated a goal
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2013 10:35am EDT
-winning economist has pioneered research into the broad benefits to our society and our economy from early childhood development. he has proven time and time again and he will tell any group willing to listen that every dollar we invest can yield savings of more than seven dollars down the road by improving school achievement and graduation rates while reducing problems like teen pregnancy and crime. some of the answer does lie with government. like president obama's proposal to expand access to high-quality preschool. but there is also a responsibility that has to be met by parents and families, businesses and communities who are at the center of this challenge. i want to applaud the commitment progress and the ways he is going to be modeling, along with goldman sachs and other partners, new ways to finance early education for some of our most vulnerable children. the so-called social impact bonds can be an important innovation for the early learning community and the broader impact investing community. i also want to recognize the commitment by the david and laura maras foundation
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2013 9:00am EDT
explain how much that is costing the european economy, european jobs, and the european government? guest: at the moment, we are asking our citizens to do a lot of sacrifice in order to adjust to the impact of the financial crisis. we cannot allow a number of people to escape, a number of people to evade their tax responsibilities. so, i think this was a powerful message from the g8. very much supported and initiated by the europeans to make sure that our tax system is assumes itsverybody responsibilities in terms of and that when we ask normal citizens to make sacrifices, we should at the same time ensure that any of the people that tries to escape this sanctions -- is sanctions. cooperation among states is an effective one, and this is what they discussed in the g8 and what we are implementing. we are happy to see that we are on the same wavelength with the americans. host: what about switzerland? is which alone one of those locations used as a tax haven? guest: switzerland is not part of the european union, but we have a solid relationship with switzerland. we made a number of a
CSPAN
Jun 19, 2013 10:00am EDT
stamp utilization. fourth highest per capita because outside our major urban areas the economy has not recovered from the collapse that wall street caused in housing and other areas. we had recreational vehicles industries gone. we had some high tech that's moved on. we had a lot of construction, home building, lumber, wood products pretty much decimated. the rural areas i have in my rural counties, unemployment over 20%. people are struggling to make ends meet, and we're going to cut their benefits. they want to work. some of them are working, and we even have a higher minimum wage than some states, but it still won't get you through the end of the month for your family. now, this is just outrageous. there are ways to cut this bill. we're going to stop paying finally at last, we are going to stop people not to grow things. we are going to have a new program of crop insurance and some estimates are this program which goes to anybody with an unlimited income, if you're a corporate farm and has $2 million, government will pay 80% for your crop insurance, 80% subsidies. why is that? w
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2013 10:30pm EDT
you size up the economy today, how we got into such a bad place in 2008, and what economic policy makers need to do next. i would like to start talking about the present. how do you assess the global economy and the u.s. economy, and the extent to which there is any momentum or possibility for faster growth? >> basically, i would describe both the united states and the rest of the world as being in a sluggish environment where effective demand, if we can use that old-fashioned term, is inadequate to galvanize the system in the growth. yet there is not enough downside weakness to create any significant short-term changes that i can see. there are very huge imbalances out there. what i find startling is there are so many things -- which nothing is happening. for example, the european central bank had this huge trillion-euro rise a couple years ago of the assets in their balance sheet. then it came down a little bit. and for the last several months it has been absolutely flat. in other words, the extent to hich nothing is happening. it is just not credible with the huge amount of ass
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2013 8:00pm EDT
balanced economy. the american people must have a voice about what those rules will be. and congress cannot skirt responsibility to legislate. again, i would like to close here by thanking those who led this effort, mr. collins in particular, for leading the floor conversation. he has shown great leadership, working very hard. you came here as did other members of the freshman class to make a difference by supporting the reins act and i think you will advance that cause. mr. collins: it is easy to follow in the stoot steps. and we will work to continue that fight. i thank you for being here tonight. it is now with great pleasure, another freshman who has come from north of me in north compassion for his constituents. mr. holding: i thank the gentleman from georgia for the opportunity to discuss this administration's excessive regulations. we know the harmful effect that overregulations had on the economy and since taking office, president obama and his administration have continuously burdened the american people with an exceptional number of regulations, farming, businesses and the
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2013 12:00am EDT
worth remembering, while he was energy secretary, the economy got smaller. it shrank month after month after month. under this government, we have seen 1.20 5 million -- 1.25 million private sector jobs. of course, living standards are under pressure. that is why we are freezing the count. >> excessive noise in the chamber. members should not shout at the prime minister any more than they should shout at the members of the opposition. let the answers be heard. >> there are 1.25 million more private sector jobs and that is a good record. >> no answer on the living standards crisis that is facing families up and down the country. it is no wonder what his side are saying about him. this is what the honorable member wrote about him, "it is like being in an airplane. the pilot does not know how to land it. we can either do something about it or sit back, watch the in- flight movies, and wait for the inevitable." i could not put it better myself about this prime minister. the reality is this. day in and day out, what people need, just calm down, day in, the crimson tide is back, day in and d
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
university, about the state of the u.s. economy. later in the program we will be joined by a matthew segal. he will be here to talk about issues important to young americans. you are watching "washington journal." we will be right back. ♪ >> when you talk about transparency to the american public, there is -- you are going to give up something. you are going to be giving signals to our adversaries as to what our capabilities are. the more specific you get about the program, the more specific about the oversight, the more specific you get about the capabilities and successes, to that extent you have people sitting around saying, "ok, now i understand what it can be done with our numbers in yemen and in the united states and consequently i am going to find another way to communicate." there is a price to be paid for that transparency. where that line is drawn, in terms of identifying what our capabilities are, is out of our hands. if you tell us to do it one way we will do it that way. there is a price to be paid for transparency. >> robert muller makes his last scheduled appearance
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 6:00pm EDT
economy strengthens and we get out of what has been years. -- years of the lowest rates we have seen in history. at the same time, if you adopt the house republican now you get the low rates now. does that offer an opportunity to renegotiate this issue going forward? is it better to do nothing and let them jump to 6.8%? >> the better thing is to find competing messages and come up with some stability. it is a good question. it focuses on the difference between the white house plan and the house republican plan in terms of what is a variable rate. the republican plan is a variable rate that resets from one year to the next for the same loan the student takes out in year one. president obama's variable rate is different. when you take out that loan in year one, that is the loan for the full 10 year term. it does not reset in the sophomore or junior year of college. when that person graduates at the end of the fourth year, the rate in year one is the rate you will pay after you graduate. the problem with the president's plan i would observe is that he has no caps at all in terms of how
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
in infrastructure and innovation, expands our economy and strengthens the middle class and responsibly reduces the deficit. cognizant van hollen has been our leader on budget issues and the -- always promoting a budget as a statement of our national values of fairness, and opportunity, while reducing the deficit. please yield to the distinguished gentleman. >> thank you, leader pelosi. leader pelosi and president obama have in calling for some time now for the house of representatives to get working on legislation that will help boost growth. the economy has been improving but we know it can improve much faster if congress would do its work. two percent economic growth. because of things congress has done, like the sequester, we are slowing down economic growth in the country. the congressional budget office says economic growth this year will be one third less because of the sequester. which is why we have proposed a budget. senate democrats and the president of the united states have proposed budget that would replace the sequester with mechanisms that have achieved the s
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 6:30pm EDT
, particularly over the idea that because immigrants make the economy, the gdp larger, the citizen has to be better off. a report made it clear, immigration always makes the economy bigger but the immigrants themselves almost take up all of that expansion. if the immigrants coming in are going to take more government benefits than they are going to pay in taxes, which is almost certainly the case, then the u.s. tax payers end up paying that. that is why they're going to lose six trillion dollars under this deal. host: did you take questions from the republicans? guest: a lot of the important questions at to the differences between -- research on this issue and that of the heritage foundation. the most important difference between the two areas of research is we include the economic growth, the increased economic growth that occurs because we have immigration reform. to their wages, to their productivity. it has been accounted for in the past and that was have been ignored in a lot of the research on this issue. host: some of the headlines on all of this -- what does dynamically scored mean?
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Jun 19, 2013 8:00pm EDT
training and development and promotes additional spending in the local economy generated by the store and new jobs it creates. it has a multiplier effect. to know that this works, we need to look at pennsylvania. a similar program that began there in 2004 resulted in 88 projects being built or renovated in underserved urban and rural communities across the state. today, more than 5,000 jobs have been created and i know we all want to create jobs, and 400,000 people now have increased access to healthy foods. 30 million invested by the state has resulted in projects totalling more than $190 million. the pennsylvania program success rate has been better than the grocery industry overall. federal, state and many city governments are enacting legislation and policies to attract healthy food retail. this is tremendous momentum around the country right now to bring grocery stores to places that need them. also a diverse group of nearly 100 stakeholders support this bill, including policy link, the food trust, the national grosser's association and newly rouse agricultural, civil rights supp
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Jun 18, 2013 1:00pm EDT
economy, especially for the travel industry, the leisure industry, restaurants, for example. shops. i'm proud to have worked on taiwan's entry into the visa waiver program because i know that as a result of this agreement taiwanese americans in southern california have a much easier time staying connected to their families. mr. speaker, as the number of visitors from taiwan has grown exponentially, there is an urgent need to ensure that taiwan has real time access to air safety information. strengthening air safety benefits american citizens as much as it does the taiwanese. every year tens of thousands of americans fly through taiwan's airspace which must be as safe as it can be, and this bill will certainly help. just as taiwan was allowed to join the world health organization as a result of the sars outbreak, so should taiwan be afforded the opportunity to observe the proceedings of the i.k.o. we all share the responsibility to ensure that international air travel be safe. taiwan's unique political status has thus far hindered its inclusion in i.k.o. with this piece of legislation we
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Jun 16, 2013 6:30pm EDT
, economy, the central essence that we face today as a challenge is how do we keep america that special place unlike any other in human history. the reason is because, though our rights come from god, as our founding documents state, those rights have not always been respected and human nature has shown a willingness to violate them or deny them. we fight against those headwinds in america every day and this is in contrast to what most of human history look like. tomorrow -- to most of us who are influenced heavily by it, it is especially challenging, a time where we are told we should silence our phase were separated from how we express ourselves in the political process. this coalition of faith and freedom gets it right in the sense that faith and freedom are intertwined. for americans, it is. what i hope to do in the next few minutes is not to -- just to advocate you stay involved but encourage you to do more. i think we are called to do more in that regard. knowing the diversity of faith in this room today, i will rely on my personal fate, the christian faith, for guidance t
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Jun 21, 2013 1:00am EDT
americans, and that is jobs in our economy. when we look at where we are, e are still seeing growth. it is not just that right now. in america, the people have always had a healthy skepticism bout their government. they read about the irs abuse of power, and targeting americans for their political beliefs. they wonder about what happened in benghazi where americans were killed. they see report the journalists had their phones monitored, and they asked this could happen to them. they are -- in washington there as been no accountability. only arrogance of power that puts politics ahead of doing the right thing. when government is out of control, and also the people it is supposed to serve, it makes it harder to do our work. to grow our economy. the arrogance we are seeing in the same arrogance that has left our economy plodding along. after four years of watching -- washington knows best, our economy is recovering at the slowest rate since world war ii. the growth numbers barely move. unemployment stays about the same. we are told not to read much into it. experts call this condition
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Jun 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
point of this meeting is to fire up our economies and drive growth and prosperity around the world, to do things that make a real difference to people's lives. and there is no more powerful way to do that than by boosting trade and than by launching these negotiations on a landmark deal between the european union and the united states of america. could at 80 billion pounds to the u.s. economy and 85 billion pounds to the rest of the world. two million extra jobs, more choice and lower prices in our shops. we're talking about what could be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history. a deal that will have a greater impact than all the other trade deals put together. when we last met at camp david and suggested we could reach this moment many doubted it would be possible. everyone knows these trade deals are difficult. some take years to get off the ground and some never happen at all. it's a testament to the leadership of everyone here we've reached this point. we must maintain that political will in the months ahead. -- once in a generation opportunity and we must seize it. >> today we
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Jun 17, 2013 5:00pm EDT
something that because of the strength of the economy, it has not been as much of a public focus as the white house hoped. host: is it a matter of capitol hill not bringing it up enough? what has capitol hill been doing on this? guest: the democrats ready regularly bring up the sequester. there is no pressure on anyone to change the sequester at this point. the economy is doing fine. the budget situation is getting better. the economy is improving. the sequester is having a role as well. at this point, it seems impossible anyone would turn off the sequester before the end of september. it actually looks like the budget things that were included as part of the bill that created the sequester will continue for some time. i would expect the kind of cuts we are seeing right now will continue in the foreseeable future. we are taking your calls and comments on sequestration. the nsa to leaks, the upcoming decisions on gay marriage, and any other subject you want to talk about on capitol hill this week. ken is up next on the independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. i want to m
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Jun 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
nation's economy. anyone that loves history can see it over and over again, taxes, high taxes, they drive businesses out of a country to another country and it is hard to get them back. when you unionize to the point where it is ridiculous, sitting around pretending like they are union bosses, sucking up the workers' money, it is never going to work. never, ever. maybe if we look at greece and these other failures, you can see what is behind them. host: what can the president do this week at this economic gathering? that maybe hek can listen more than he speaks? -- caller: i think i can -- i think that maybe he can listen more than he speaks? host: what is your take on who he should be listening to? caller: i am not sure. you have a bunch of people with similar mindsets trying to solve problems they have all proved they cannot solve. florida, thankm you for the call. this twitter message from murray -- host: we want to get your thoughts on america's standing in the world and these issues hanging over the president as he .s that that some at "leak at a conference." cominghose revelations o
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Jun 20, 2013 1:00pm EDT
original small business. small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the engines of job creation. and over half of americans own or are employed by a small business. mr. speaker, there are 30 million small businesses in the united states, and they create seven out of 10 new american jobs each and every year. small businesses are the key to economic prosperity. the government does not create jobs. american small businesses create jobs. the government and its lawmakers should do everything in their power to cultivate an ideal environment for small businesses to grow and prosper by removing roadblocks to growth and building economic certainty. we need to keep the focus on the american worker and on small businesses. we need to remember that every week is small business week. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. further requests for one minute? for what reason does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> thank you, m
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Jun 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
appeared we've got to get the economy jumpstarted and back on track in a manner that is sustainable for the programs that we all care about. one of of the ways to clearly do that at the -- at the cbo has indicated, and this is a nonpartisan operation, is to pass copperheads if immigration reform that provides an additional piece of evidence as to why this is so significant for us to get done and to get done sooner rather than later. ,ost: congressman jeffreys what is another issue, before we go to calls, that you focus on or that you think the congress should be addressing? i think we have to do with the gun violence problem we have in america. it is, katie, i understand that, but certainly as americans focus on the problem, and the aftermath of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, the issue that we confront in the district, i represent a very urban district that has several neighborhoods in east new york,: the island, brownsville, that in the last several decades have gunrienced issues in violence. almostevery reagan, -- every weekend, there is an issue that has resulted from an il
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Jun 19, 2013 1:00am EDT
officials to focus on jobs and building our economy, here we are again focusing our efforts on limiting a woman's ability to make her own health care decisions. as i have heard time and time again from women across this nation, women don't want politicians imposing their extreme beliefs on them when they are making tough decisions. i keep hearing about poll from my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. here is a poll. we just heard about it today. popularity is at an all-time low of 10% and bills like this are exactly why. last session we waited a lot of the american people's time debating and voting on legislation designed solely to take a woman's health care decision out of her hands and that of her doctor and instead to allow politicians to step in and substitute their judgment. the time it could take majority six months of the new session, but here we go again. it is patently unconstitutional last week, after some of us pointed out, the bill's sponsors maneuver to add an attempted exception for rape and victims. to bill now requires a woman prove that she had reported
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Jun 15, 2013 10:35pm EDT
states economy that has been exempt from the productivity magic in the last 20 years. because cost is doing this and quality is going nowhere in the education of the united states. we combined with georgia tech and the company and announced georgia tech will be launching a fully accredited program in computer science, a masters in which todayience. costs $40,000. next year, we will be introducing this degree for $7,000. i think $7,000 is high, but we can debate that. if the technical credential degree can be introduced at 20% of the cost, why cannot not be moved into secondary education, and why canication? that not be exported to sub- saharan africa and begin to introduce the highest quality education programs in the world entities developing economies. this is world changing, this democratizes education and is a major deal. it is a big deal. >> i am with georgetown, how are you? can you talk about video and how your video platform is doing? >> video is a wireless derived impact as well because when you look at our wireless networks, it is the third of the volume is if you move into
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Jun 19, 2013 1:00pm EDT
economy. but i cannot and i will not support this farm bill as it is currently written. i cannot support a bill that cuts the snap program by $20.5 billion. i cannot support a bill that will force two million americans to lose their benefits. i cannot support a bill that throws over 200,000 american children off the free school breakfast and lunch program. in short, i cannot support a bill that will make hunger in america even worse than it already is. right now as we speak, as we gaggetser here, there are -- as we gather here, there are 50 million hungry americans, 17 million of them are children. many of them work but do not earn enough to make ends meet. all of us, every single one of us in this chamber should be ashamed by those numbers. food is not a luxury. it is a basic necessity. but there isn't a single congressional district in america that is hunger-free. ending hunger in america used to be a bipartisan issue. to my republican friends i say, remember the work of people like bob dole and bill emerson who dedicated themselves to this issue. be proud of that legacy. don't
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